TALASH VIDEO CENTRE and DIGITAL BOULEVARD, in association with China House Arts and Twelve Corner Productions, reveal the trailer for the upcoming British sci-fi short COGNITION, starring Andrew Scott (1917, Fleabag, Spectre) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Treadstone, The Railway Man).
Produced and Directed by Ravi Ajit Chopra, COGNITION is a short dystopian sci-fi drama / thriller about a son confronting his past trauma. Journeying through the symbolic landscape of the subconscious mind, the story follows an unbreakable bond between father and son…. A bond that transcends SPACE AND TIME…..
Filmed on location at the iconic Battersea Power Station, COGNITION was the last film to be shot at the Grade II* listed building during the huge redevelopment. Filming was made possible with support from various BBC departments and use of their BBC News helicopter for breathtaking aerial shots, including a stunning orchestral score from the BBC’s 55 Piece Concert Orchestra, recorded at Air Studios in London.
Rising Composer Samuel Karl Bohn composed the film score, renowned Production Designers Universal Creations (Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy) built key sets and props. Emmy award winning Supervising Sound Editor Stuart McCowan and his team produced a searing atmospheric soundtrack at Twickenham Film Studios with a Dolby Atmos print at Abbey Road Studios. Various VFX companies including Emmy winning Peerless, Territory Studios and Foundry helped to complete the 350 Visual Effects shots. Technicolor worked on the film from an early stage for a period of a year, and provided their visual wizardry on invisible VFX, grading and finish.
Director and producer Ravi Ajit Chopra said: “Cognition is a very personal film for me, I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of the mind, and what it means to confront your trauma / demons and follow your dreams….. I hope the audience will enjoy coming on this psychological rollercoaster ride.”
COGNITION will premiere at Archlight Cinema at the Battersea Power Station on 9th October 2020 and will have the rare privilege for a short to have a cinema release for two weeks. COGNITION will also be available On Demand on 30th October 2020 via Apple iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.